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Language matters. At Oxford Dictionaries, we have just one thing in mind: improving communication through an understanding and passion for language. That explains why we’ve been making dictionaries for more than 150 years and why we continue to innovate and develop new tools and services to suit your language needs as technology and the world around us change. And that’s why today we create content for whoever you are – student or professional, writer or games puzzler, teacher or language learner – and for wherever you need it: online, mobile, or print.

For us, it’s not only about defining words or charting the history of English in the OED. From the beginning, we have immersed ourselves in everything to do with language. As lexicographers and linguists, we collect, process, and analyse the living language and how it’s changing, its history, its usage, its relations with other languages, and who’s using it, from highbrow to slang. The result is a new Oxford Dictionaries that promises to keep evolving to meet your needs, bringing you closer to English and a growing range of world languages.

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OxfordDictionaries.com now includes free access to over 800,000 Spanish words, phrases, and translations in our enhanced and updated online version of the Oxford Spanish Dictionary

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In addition to the existing English and Arabic subscriptions, subscriptions are now available to individuals and institutions for French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic online dictionaries and language content. Subscribers to these languages will now benefit from faster, more intuitive searching, improved dictionary entry display, and a fully responsive experience across all mobile and tablet devices. 

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